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Transportation Science

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 15265447, 00411655
Publisher: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
History: 1969-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Transportation Science

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Impact Factor



Transportation Science, published quarterly by INFORMS, is the flagship journal of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS. As the foremost scientific journal in the cross-disciplinary operational research field of transportation analysis, Transportation Science publishes high-quality original contributions and surveys on phenomena associated with all modes of transportation, present and prospective, including mainly all levels of planning, design, economic, operational, and social aspects. Transportation Science focuses primarily on fundamental theories, coupled with observational and experimental studies of transportation and logistics phenomena and processes, mathematical models, advanced methodologies and novel applications in transportation and logistics systems analysis, planning and design. The journal covers a broad range of topics that include vehicular and human traffic flow theories, models and their application to traffic operations and management, strategic, tactical, and operational planning of transportation and logistics systems; performance analysis methods and system design and optimization; theories and analysis methods for network and spatial activity interaction, equilibrium and dynamics; economics of transportation system supply and evaluation; methodologies for analysis of transportation user behavior and the demand for transportation and logistics services. Transportation Science is international in scope, with editors from nations around the globe. The editorial board reflects the diverse interdisciplinary interests of the transportation science and logistics community, with members that hold primary affiliations in engineering (civil, industrial, and aeronautical), physics, economics, applied mathematics, and business.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Transportation Science

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 4.000
  • 2018 Impact Factor 3.956
  • 2017 Impact Factor 3.750
  • 2016 Impact Factor 4.039
  • 2015 Impact Factor 3.936
  • 2014 Impact Factor 3.357
  • 2013 Impact Factor 3.456
  • 2012 Impact Factor 2.600
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.629
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.070
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.169
  • 2008 Impact Factor 2.446
  • 2007 Impact Factor 2.632
  • 2006 Impact Factor 2.203
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.556
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.377
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.964
  • 2002 Impact Factor 1.155
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.119
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.982
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.